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post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
does anyones cat actually sleep in its cat bed?
post #2 of 25
My Molly used to all the time. Abby will sleep on her heated pads when it is cold, but that's about it. She laughs at beds.
post #3 of 25
I have a cat bed which looks like a sofa and two cats out of six sleep on it when they feel like it.

I am glad I did not go and buy more cat beds as they seem to prefer my bed, the cat tree or the floor...or even worse..the laundry pile.
post #4 of 25
I've discovered that cat beds are a lot of the time a waste of money. When getting Anastasia, we also got a bunch of kitten/cat stuff for her including two beds. She's never used them and I don't know who to give them to, as our friends' cats won't sleep in them either.
post #5 of 25
mine do, but usually only in the winter. otherwise, they sleep everywhere - cat tree, top of the monitor, my lap, my bed, the floor, etc.
post #6 of 25
My cats have a tent with their grandmeowmy made for them, they use it sometimes.
The most used cat beds here are cheapo laundry baskets with a cheapo polyfill standard pillow in them and a piece of faux fleece over the pillow.
Totally cheap, totally washable.

I have three scattered about the house.
My 12y/o prefers just a pillow to sleep on, the cushier the better.
post #7 of 25
Mine prefer tent-style beds over short walled beds, but yes, they do use their beds here. I do put them in their favorite spots like under a window!
post #8 of 25
Boots sleeps in his bed, no matter where it is. If he's on my bed, he's in his bed, on my bed. If he by chance knocks it onto the floor, he's in his bed, on the floor. When I wake up and he does too, I put his bed by the window, and he sleeps in his bed, by the window. I think I made my point
post #9 of 25
Andy sleeps in his bed





But when it gets hot

post #10 of 25
Yes, Spooky has his from showing - a nice blue round bed and he sleeps in it all the the time
post #11 of 25
Thread Starter 
andy looks so cute) well miyoko came with her own bed that she has obviously used before (cat fur all over the bottom) but has totally ignored it since i brought her home.
post #12 of 25
Pay attention, check for her favorite area when she’s sleeping. If you notice she is cold, place the bed near where she is and put her in the bed then touch her, so she will know it’s ok, just a little. Then do something close by, but don’t look at her. Do something just for a while, but don’t make a lot of noise. Do that several times, soon she will realize its better to be in bed.
post #13 of 25
I bought mikey one...he just peed on it. so I washed it and donated it to a cat shelter. The kitten we have favors a woolly blanket and im pretty sure that will be his "bed".
post #14 of 25
My girl sleeps all over the place..the a tile floor, the sofa, on my chest, any place but the intended cat bed...
post #15 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cande
Pay attention, check for her favorite area when she’s sleeping. If you notice she is cold, place the bed near where she is and put her in the bed then touch her, so she will know it’s ok, just a little. Then do something close by, but don’t look at her. Do something just for a while, but don’t make a lot of noise. Do that several times, soon she will realize its better to be in bed.

oh, i dont really care if she uses it or not, unless there is some reason it actually IS better for her to sleep there?
post #16 of 25
I haven't technically gotten Vodka a bed, but she has commandeered a shoebox out in the living room during the day. She is the funniest little thing. Whenever I can't find her, she is either curled up on my side of the bed, or in her little shoebox. At night, she inevitably ends up smack dab between my husband and me, and as I groggily realize it, I worry that my husband will roll over and smash her! Hubby is a deep sleeper, but Vodka is a light sleeper, so she moves if he starts crowding her. But I digress...

I am moving next week, and I am wondering if I shoud try getting her a bed once we get there. I know she will end up sleeping with me at night, but Im wonderinf if through the day, I should get her a nice cushy bed. I mean, I really don't feel like trying to pack an empty shoebox, knowhudimean?
post #17 of 25
Thread Starter 
i would pack the shoebox ), maybe you could use it to move her kitty things in
post #18 of 25
In fits and spurts...somewhat depends on how warm it is. I have a variety of beds from a simple flat catnip mat I bought to trial (Alix of course tested this and over 4 years, it has remained a favorite), I have two beds from Costco - dog beds with a pillow insert...just perfect for Patrick when he wanted to stretch out, Frankie loves to sleep in his favorite bed with a toy under her paws and her head resting on another.

Alix has a small braided rag bed she trialed that she (whispering) doesn't really fit in lately, but she jams into it anyway, looking like a bowl with a tabby head.

I also have oval plastic beds, these are cool in warm weather...cats lay in them on their backs..all you see is feet, upside down heads with toofie points showing

Yup..cat beds are a necessity in this house!
post #19 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaycee
i would pack the shoebox ), maybe you could use it to move her kitty things in
Well, I would, but the problem is, I'm only moving my clothes and neccesities since I am flying to my destination and I don't really have room in my 2 allowed bags for a shoebox Vodka is pretty adaptable...Im sure she will take over something else once we get there. I have to say, though, she is adorable curled up in that little box!
post #20 of 25
Andy sleeps in his bed because he wants to. He also sleeps in one of the sofas and my computer chair. What I describe, it’s that what we did with my mother’s cat. She wanted him to get used to sleeping in his bed or the floor because of visitors, not all people like cats. One of her friends looks disgusted to sit on the sofa, like if she is going to get dirty. If you don’t really care, that’s great.
post #21 of 25
I bought the bed before I got the kitten and he does use it. Usually he will lay in it in the evenings when he wants to hang out with us. It is located on a side table next to the couch. If your cat is older you might have a hard time getting them to use it. I have learned, whatever you want your cat to do -- start doing when they are young!
post #22 of 25
Ginger has 3 beds, and she slept in them as a kitten, but as she grew, we found that she prefers to sleep completely stretched out, and she found the cat beds too confining.

She does fall asleep curled up, but once asleep, she shifts positions quite a bit, ultimately winding up usually on her back with her front paws stretched up over her face and head, and her back paws completely stretched out.

Since I'll be getting a new kitten soon, I figure we can use the beds for him, and we'll see how he likes them!
post #23 of 25
Mine will sleep where they fancy, but they all love the radiator hammocks!
post #24 of 25
I bought these really soft cat beds in Walmart and put one on a box in front of the window and the other next to my husbands computer desk in the office since theres' nothing else to really lay on and they like to be in the same room as us. They sleep on those whenever we're in there
post #25 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaycee
does anyones cat actually sleep in its cat bed?
Sort of...but it actually is my couch with her favorite blanket on it. It's 6 ft long...but she assures me it is her "cat bed".
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